Tuesday – November 12, 2013
Its playoff time in Oklahoma. 4A high school style, that is -- and Anadarko is ready.
The Warriors are coming off a 54-0 victory over district opponent Elgin. Anadarko was firing on all cylinders offensively last friday night, led by senior running back R.J. Sink who had 4 rushing touchdowns. The Warrior defense was consistently stingy, allowing exactly 0 points.
Head coach Eric Cardin's McLoud Redskins finished regular season play last friday with a thrilling 29-28 victory over Harrah. McLoud finished the regular season with a record of 6-4, going 4-3 in district play. McLoud will make the 84 mile drive to Anadarko on friday, November 15, 2013 to take on #1 ranked Anadarko with hopes of pulling a major upset and advancing to the 4A quarter finals.
Anadarko senior running back R.J. Sink is coming off a 4 touchdown performance at Elgin last week. For the regular season, Sink finished up with 1,609 rushing yards on 165 carries for a total of 29 touchdowns.
Junior QB Brandon Pollard finished the regular season with 1,318 passing yards, going 92-for-129 (71.3%) and 13 passing touchdowns to only 3 interceptions on the year. Pollard is the 3rd leading rusher on the team with 299 yards behind Sink and junior running back Tramayne Wauahdooah, who has 300 rushing yards on the regular season.
Leading the Warrior receiving corps is junior Josh Parton, who finished the regular season with 451 receiving yards on 27 receptions and 8 touchdowns.
Following Parton is junior wideout Brayden Alexander who has 390 receiving yards on 30 receptions and 3 touchdowns.
Defensively, Anadarko has only given up a total of 71 points on the year. Led by senior linebacker Ethan Smith with 41 solo tackles.
Senior linebacker Jared Wheeler has 33 solo tackles followed by junior defensive end Malik Boardingham (32) and junior linebacker Tramayne Wauahdooah (27).
Leading the Warrior D with sacks is junior defensive end Malik Boardingham who finished the regular season with 9.5.
Sophomore defensive end Kaden Jackson recorded 5 sacks in regular season play followed by junior linebacker Tramayne Wauahdooah (3).
Junior defensive back Josh Parton added another interception last friday night at Elgin, bringing his regular season total to 4. Senior linebacker Jared Wheeler also got a pick last week at Elgin, bringing his total to 2 on the year, tied with junior safety Mykel Shaw (2).
Anadarko looks to advance to 11-0 on the season with a 1st round victory over McLoud. If the Warriors win, they will host the winner of Cascia Hall and Catoosa next friday, Nov. 22nd at Warrior Field in Anadarko in quarter final action.
Head coach Kent Jackson has his squad ready to play and has stressed the importance of solid weeks of practice week in and week out.
The victory over Elgin last friday night marked the 4th consecutive undefeated regular season for Anadarko.
It's a long road yet to Stillwater, but Anadarko hopes they will find themselves at Boone Pickens Stadium for a 3rd year in a row for their final game of the 2013 season.
Warrior Nation: see you friday night. We expect not one empty seat in the bleachers, the berm to be full and noise coming out of each and every one of you (when Anadarko is on defense, of course).